Number of people rescued by the DMRT support calls for funding

A number of people, who have been rescued by the Donegal Mountain Rescue Team, have lent their support to calls for the council to financially support the organisation.

Early this month the DMRT made an appeal to the public for assistance and this week a delegation was in the County House in Lifford calling on the council to provide funding.

An increase in callouts, particularly during recent bad winters, has stretched DMRT's resources close to breaking point.

Hughy Rogers from Rannafast was rescued by DMRT when he lost his way in foggy conditions when he was camping in the Poison Glen last year.

He was missing for a couple of days, and he said if wasnt for the DMRT, he wouldnt be here today.......

[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/hugh530.mp3[/podcast]

Patricia McBride and her boyfriend were rescued by DMRT when they became lost on Muckish earlier this year - she says they provide an invaluable rescue service and should be supported:

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